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FRIDAY CHALLENGE - July 22, 2016: Victory in Detail

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jcmeyer, Jul 19, 2016.

Who had the best detail element in their fit?

Poll closed Jul 25, 2016.
  1. Claghorn

    10 vote(s)
    20.8%
  2. jcmeyer

    4 vote(s)
    8.3%
  3. Gerry Nelson

    5 vote(s)
    10.4%
  4. EFV

    10 vote(s)
    20.8%
  5. RoSaCe

    19 vote(s)
    39.6%
  6. SeamasterLux

    4 vote(s)
    8.3%
  7. Billax

    3 vote(s)
    6.3%
  8. chocsosa

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. pravda

    1 vote(s)
    2.1%
  10. upr_crust

    5 vote(s)
    10.4%
  11. bienluienapris

    6 vote(s)
    12.5%
  12. DiplomaticTies

    8 vote(s)
    16.7%
  13. Coxsackie

    3 vote(s)
    6.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. pravda

    pravda Senior member

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    Perfect texture juxtaposition, the stripes in the shirt feel like braille

    Shirt Prada
    SC Dolce & Gabbana
     
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  2. upr_crust

    upr_crust Senior member

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    Perfect coordination of tie and cufflinks - the byproduct of having bought too many pairs of cufflinks and too many ties for too many years . . .

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  3. bienluienapris

    bienluienapris Senior member

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    What I like here is the cut of this suit, a bit of drape, strong shoulders with a little rollino, the shape of sandglass. Also, because it's a re-bespoke (not made for me), that I thrift for less than 50 USD, giving a second life to the suit, a second chance.

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  4. DiplomaticTies

    DiplomaticTies Senior member

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    Since my photographer is not in town there will be no new pictures from me. This is actually one of the very first things I posted in SF. I went through an unfortunate phase many years ago when I imagined that happy socks would be a good idea (somewhat inspired by the fact that the brand "Happy Socks" is actually Swedish and I was living abroad at that time and thought it would be fun to test a new Swedish brand). I still try to work with patterned socks every now and again just to avoid the monotony of the solid blue and grey socks, but I rarely venture in to more ambitious (foolish?) projects. But when I got this vintage YSL tie a while back I thought I should try and do an "overkill" coordination, combining socks, tie, cufflinks and ps in different orange hues. And I do believe that it worked out pretty well. I tried something similar recently with lavender shades but those pictures have been burned...
     
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  5. jcmeyer

    jcmeyer Senior member

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    Go big or go home as I rarely say! :)
     
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  6. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Getting a cravat right is no easy task at the best of times.

    Managing to match a cravat not only with one's jacket, but also one's hair, and even with the landscape...that's gotta be next-level.

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    (from last year)
     
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  7. An Acute Style

    An Acute Style Senior member

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    That is some handsome hair.
     
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  8. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Isn't the point of the cravat to cover your neck?
     
  9. jcmeyer

    jcmeyer Senior member

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    That is his neck; the suit just has an extreme amount of shoulder padding.
     
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  10. pravda

    pravda Senior member

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    Coxsackie is the fit tI beat so far.
     
  11. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Actually you're right of course. What can I say? It got a bit loose.

    Also, Australia really doesn't ever get very cold.
     
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  12. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hey, it happens to the best of us.
     
  13. jcmeyer

    jcmeyer Senior member

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    It will probably be later in the evening than 6pm Pacific when the poll goes up (heh), so still time to find an entry and enter the quest for glory!:)
     
  14. Billax

    Billax Active Member

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    91 degrees with 82% relative humidity. I've worn this look once before, though in cooler weather. Here it is:

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  15. jcmeyer

    jcmeyer Senior member

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    Poll is up! Thanks to everyone who participated.

    Billax, I used your first fit but if you want to change it to your second let me know.
     
  16. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Senior member

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    More open terms for challenges can be great, but when I saw this challenge, I was obvious that it would basically end up being a photography competition because the terms were a bit too unspecific. Nevertheless, nice photographs from all concerned! So nice, in fact, that I pretty much gave up trying to assess the best 'detail' and just voted for the picture I liked most.
     
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  17. Amar ezzahi

    Amar ezzahi Senior member

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    RoSaCe rocks. Love the colour mix.
     
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  18. jcmeyer

    jcmeyer Senior member

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    And that's that! Congrats to @RoSaCe on a well-deserved win for those great colors. Looking forward to what's next.

    @FlyingMonkey, I'd have to agree and suspected it would follow that path as well. In fact, I nearly put something in the first post about how you would end up voting for your "favorite fit/pic" anyway but didn't want the detail part to seem pointless. My hope was that it would get a few more/different people in the game and allow us to nerd out on the OCD eccentricities a bit more than usual. I think it did that but you're right that a non-specific challenge is a roll of the dice.

    Anyway, 'twas fun - thanks for playing, y'all!
     
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  19. chocsosa

    chocsosa Senior member

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    Congrats Rosace! And great job to all those that participated!
     
  20. bienluienapris

    bienluienapris Senior member

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